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Postponement of QA Requirements

On June 6, 2016, and again on July 7, 2016, NMC announced it is postponing the requirement that STCW assessments be signed off by a “Qualified Assessor.”  NMC anticipated that there would not be enough QAs to meet the requirement by the end of 2016, so the deadline was pushed back one year, to December 31, 2017.  Until that […]

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Polar Training

CG-CVC Policy Letter 01-16 provides guidelines for the training of personnel on vessels subject to the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code).  “Polar Waters” are defined as including the Arctic and Antarctic.  The latter are defined as follows: Antarctic Waters are those waters south of 60° South. Arctic Waters means those waters […]

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Mind the STCW Gap-(Closing)

STCW deadlines have arrived for STCW-credentialed mariners as well as mariners renewing their credentials.  As of January 1, 2017, mariners will have had to update their credentials (“close the gaps”) to continue sailing under the authority of STCW 2010.  However, for those who could not meet that deadline, all is not lost.  While the STCW […]

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